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Antidépresseurs tricycliques pour le traitement des enfants et des adolescents atteints d'un trouble du spectre autistique

Tricyclic Antidepressants for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Children and Adolescents

By Hurwitz, Romy; Blackmore, Roger; Hazell, Philip; Williams, Katrina; Woolfenden, Susan

Summary

This online article, written in French, summarizes a research review conducted to determine whether tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) can be used to treat autism symptoms, as well as challenging behaviors and co-occurring mental health conditions in autism.

The review found three studies using two TCAs (tianeptine and clomipramine) with people on the autism spectrum. Evidence of positive impacts was limited and sometimes contradictory, and side effects were reported. The article concludes that more research is required before TCAs can be recommended for use with people on the autism spectrum.

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Cochrane is a “global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health.” [Website] The network reviews evidence about health treatments.

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Visit www.cochrane.org/fr/CD008372/antidepresseurs-tricycliques-pour-le-traitement-des-enfants-et-des-adolescents-atteints-dun-trouble-du-spectre-autistique

Subject(s)

This online article is in French

Publication:

Cochrane
2012

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